Realty Executives Comes To West Michigan

30 09 2009

The Platinum Realty Group is now affiliated with Realty Executives.

Grand Rapids Real Estate

I am excited to announce that the Platnum Realty Group is now affiliated with Realty Executives. This is a great opportunity for everyone involved including our Realtors, their families, clients and business partners. The Platinum Realty Group has always been a family oriented broker that has always put customer service above all else. Affiliating with one of the fastest growing national real estate companies, with offices in 18 countries, opens up many doors and will only benefit our clients.

Realty Executives Platinum Group will now be able† to provide cutting edge marketing tools with which their agents can use to market their client’s homes. This increased national and international exposure can only help us sell these properties and open up doors to buyers relocating to the Grand Rapids area. For more information on the local Grand Rapids market or to request a Relocation Package, visit my website at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me any time.

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430 Gladstone Ave SE – Grand Rapids Real Estate

25 09 2009

430 Gladstone Ave SE – Great New Listing in East Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Real Estate Don’t miss this lovely 2 story in East Grand Rapids schools. Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout with large bedrooms, central air and central vacuum. A spacious kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances and a built-in desk. A very large and recently repainted living room features a gas fireplace and a cute sitting area over-looking the quiet wooded street. This home would make an awesome starter or investment property. Great location close to shopping, schools and the Gaslight Village. This home is a Short Sale, which means that any offers are subject to the bank’s approval. This is a tremendous opportunity to own a nice home close to schools and Reeds Lake.

East Grand Rapids Real Estate

Purchasing a Grand Rapids short sale is just like making a regular home purchase, except you are dealing with a bank. What really is required is plenty of patience. Some banks are swamped. For example, Bank of America has over 7,000,000 cases (distressed properties) to deal with, so it can be a struggle to get these closed. If you are hoping to get a deal before the $8000 tax credit deadline of December 1st, then a short sale is not for you. If you have any questions about this home or to view more interior pictures, visit my website at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me anytime.

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EightWest – A New Show About West Michigan

24 09 2009

EightWest Grand Rapids†Recently announced is a new TV show called EightWest. I wouldn’t normally talk about a TV show but this one is different. EightWest is billed as ” a vibrant one-hour destination for everything West Michigan”. It is hosted by Terri DeBoer of Storm Team 8 fame and Rachael Ruiz of 24 hour News 8 at Noon. These two ladies are high octane and are sure to pump that energy into their new†show. I think there is a niche for a TV show like this and from a Grand Rapids real estate standpoint, I’m excited† to see how it unfolds. Some of the topics likely to be covered will be family, technology, food, finances, health and more and it will be a good tool to showcase Grand Rapids!

West Michigan is a beautiful place to live, work and play. There is something Grand Rapids Relocation†for everyone from world class golf courses, excellent fishing for salmon and trout†right in the center of town on the Grand Rapids Fish Ladder and recreational watersports opportunity galore on the many lakes and rivers. There are some great bistros and restaurants in town, plenty of nightlife to enjoy as well as museums and art galleries to visit. In fact, Grand Rapids is hosting it’s first ever ArtPrize contest. The largest art prize of its kind in the world,†Artprize is an exciting arena where established and emerging artists are afforded the chance to show off their work. Visitors cast their vote and the winner†gets the big prize of $250,000.

There has never been a better opportunity to own†a home in West Michigan. Interest rates are still low, property values have drastically dropped and you still have time to take advantage of the $8000 Tax Credit. If you are considering a move to West Michigan, visit my website and request one of our relocation packages†or contact me anytime.





17700 Algoma Ave NE – Cedar Springs Home For Sale

12 09 2009

17700 Algoma Ave NE – Cedar Springs Short Sale $80,000

Cedar Springs Real Estate†This Cedar Springs short sale is an Affordable getaway with excellent hunting opportunity for turkey and deer. Also includes an elevated hunting blind. This cute 3 bed, 2 bath ranch is priced to sell. This great buy features a bright and open great room with a huge kitchen with snack bar and spacious dining area. Take advantage of a great opportunity to own some beautiful, wooded land just minutes from Sand Lake. Don’t forget to take advantage of the first time home buyer tax credit.

Agent Note: Subject to Bank’s approval of short sale and we have already submitted the complete short sale package to the bank.

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For more information and pictures of this fine home or to set up a showing, visit my website at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me any time.





Celebration On The Grand – Grand Rapids Events Update

10 09 2009

Celebration On The Grand Turns 30 Years Old – September 10th – 13th


Celebration On The Grand in Grand Rapids This years Celebration On The Grand will continue with the same successful formula that has made this end-of-summer festival so popular. Grand Rapids is known for it’s family friendly atmosphere and this event is no different. Premier live music, great food and the usual awesome fireworks promise an excellent treat for all.

Here is the schedule of events for the 2009 Celebration On The Grand:

Thursday

Rosa Parks Circle:

Taste of Downtown

5 p.m. — Union Guns
6:15 p.m. — Bill Kirchen
7:30 p.m. — Love and Theft
9:15 p.m. — Emerson Drive

Friday

Rosa Parks Circle:

Taste of Downtown

11:30 a.m. — Spencer Mulder
5 p.m. — Hank Mowery
6 p.m. — R.B. & Company
7:10 p.m. — Tomas Esparza Blues Experience
8:20 p.m. — Lynn Thompson Band
9:30 p.m. — Fireworks
10 p.m. — Jimmie Stagger

Ah-Nab-Awen Park:

5 p.m. — Ralston Bowles
5:45 p.m. — Nomad Willy
6:45 p.m. — Glean Infusion
8 p.m. — Organissimo

Saturday

Monroe Center:

Grand Valley Corvette Club Car Show

Rosa Parks Circle:

Taste of Downtown

3 p.m. — School of Rock
4:15 p.m. — Left Hand Daisy
5:30 p.m. — Rockit King
6:45 p.m. — Mid-Life Crisis
8 p.m. — The Concussions
9:45 p.m. — Edgar Winter

Ah-Nab-Awen Park:

3 p.m. — Children’s activities, including face-painting, crafts and games, “Come on Over” (3-4 p.m.), Kevin Kammeraad (4:30-5:30 p.m.), Scribble Monster (6-7 p.m.), Father Goose (7:30-8:30), “Madagascar” screening (9 p.m.)

For more information on relocating to Grand Rapids, visit my website at GRRealEstateInfo.com or contact me anytime.





$8000 Tax Credit Ending Soon – Grand Rapids Real Estate Update

10 09 2009

$8000 Federal Tax Credit is Ending Soon

Grand Rapids Tax credit If you are thinking of purchasing a Grand Rapids home or condo and want to use the First Time Homebuyer’s $8000 Tax credit, time is running out. To qualify, you can’t have owned a home in the last 3 years and you must purchase a home before December 1st 2009. This is a real credit and does not have to be repaid. Many clients have taken advantage of it this year.

In order to close on a home by the end of November, your should be looking right now. My website provides all of the listed homes on the MLS Database and the search is free. Feel free to use it and if you have any questions, let me know. Once you find your home or condo, you will need to have an accepted offer before the end of October, just to be on the safe side.

If you don’t know where to start and would like to talk to a lender, give Scot Veneklase a call at Exchange Financial. Scot can be reached at 616-957-3480.

Click Here for a 2009 Tax Credit Q & A





Thirty Eight Condos – Downtown Grand Rapids Condos

2 08 2009

Thirty Eight Condos – Grand Rapids Penthouse Condos

Thirty Eight Condos Thirty Eight condos are a new upscale downtown Grand Rapids condo development, located at 38 Commerce Ave SW. The lucky owners of these unique, urban residences will find themselves in the center of Grand Rapids’ art and entertainment district. You will be surrounded by many fine restaurants and boutiques, with easy walking to our downtown venues such as the Van Andel Arena, Devos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids Art Museum and the many outdoor festivals and nightlife that downtown Grand Rapids offers. If you work downtown or are looking for a 2nd residence in town, this is the place.

As one of only a very few of Grand Rapids’ Penthouse condos, Thirty Eight will†Thirty Eight Condos Grand Rapids feature lavish amenities and a sprawling floorplan from 1260 to 2500 square feet of downtown living space. There are several different layouts to select from or you can also design your own to your specific tastes. The sky is truly the limit. Attached parking is available from the city and what is interesting† is that your parking space is on the same level as your condo. Features will include Granite, Tile or hardwood floors and highend appliances. The condos are two bedrooms and two and a half baths. Three bedrooms are available.

*Prices from $370ís – $700k+, 2 and 3 bedrooms available
*From ~~1260 to 2500 Sq/ft.
*Association fee: from $387 depending on unit
*Coverage: Trash Pickup, Yard Care, Water, Sewer, Snow Removal, Insurance, Heat
*Features Incl:†Secure entrance. Penthouse Styles. Multiple Layouts available or design your own. In Unit Washer/Dryer Hookups. Close to Art and Entertainment.

For more information on the Grand Rapids Real Estate market or any condo information, visit my website or contact me any time.

Click Here to view the available condos for sale at Thirty Eight.